Russian olive

noun

Definition of Russian olive

: a Eurasian large shrub or small tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia) of the oleaster family that has silvery foliage and is widely cultivated especially as an ornamental or as a shelterbelt plant

First Known Use of Russian olive

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Russian olive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Russian%20olive. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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